Origin of leg-of-mutton
Examples from the Web for leg-of-mutton
The canoes were rigged with one or two pole masts with leg-of-mutton sails stepped in thwarts.The Migrations of an American Boat Type|Howard I. Chapelle
Some of the boats carried lateen, or leg-of-mutton sails, which are used more than any other on the Mediterranean.
A leg-of-mutton sail requires a tall mast, which some canoeists regard as a serious objection.
The sails most commonly used on canoes are the leg-of-mutton sail and the standing lug.
This was a triangular or “leg-of-mutton” affair, of the dimensions given in Fig. 222.The Scientific American Boy|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond